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Minimum High School Graduation Requirements

Minimum High School Graduation Requirements

Published: 9/2/2020 8:00 AM
Revised Requirements Have Been Adopted​​

704 KAR 3:305, Kentucky's new minimum high school graduation requirements, became effective on April 5, 2019. However, Senate Bill 158 (2020) requires changes be made to state and local graduation requirements for students who entered high school in the 2019-2020 school year and thereafter.

Please see the Senate Bill 158 Implications for Minimum High School Graduation Requirements document for more information. 

Several tools are available to help understand the revisions and how the new requirements interact with multiple facets of Kentucky education.


Minimum High School Graduation Requirements FAQ

The Minimum High School Graduation Requirements FAQ is the authoritative source of information regarding how the new requirements go into effect. The document continues to evolve as new questions come in from districts. The last update was made 7/17/20.

Min HS Grad Req FAQ


New Minimum Graduation Requirements

The New Minimum Graduation Requirements chart provides an overview of the required foundational and personalized credits (updated 7/15/20).

Minimum Graduation Requirements for Students Entering High School in 2019-2020 and Thereafter


Minimum Graduation Requirements Freshman Classes 2018-2019 Through 2020-2021

The Minimum Graduation Requirements Freshman Classes 2018-2019 Through 2020-2021 chart provides a comparison of the previous graduation requirements, which apply to students who entered high school in 2018-2019 and prior, and the new graduation requirements as they phase in for students entering high school in 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and after (updated 7/15/20).

Minimum High School Graduation Requirements Freshmen Classes 2018-2019 Through 2020-2021


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